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Peter Uihlein’s 2009 Walker Cup Success

Peter Uihlein Sinks 18ft putt Walker Cup 2009The Bay Club Mattapoisett Golf House Restaurant was full of exuberance this past weekend where members gathered to watch member Peter Uihlein, in the 42nd Walker Cup Match played at famed Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA. Peter, a 20-year-old-sophomore at Oklahoma State and a captain’s pick for the Walker Cup, proved himself invaluable to Team USA, posting a perfect 4-0 record for the weekend and registering the decisive point in the USA’s third consecutive victory (16 ½ -9 ½ ) over Great Britain and Ireland.

Head Bay Club Golf Professional Greg Yeomans, along with a group of fellow Bay Club members, made the short trip to Philadelphia in support of Team USA and the Club’s most celebrated member, Peter Uihlein. Unlike in professional golf, spectators at the amateur level are allowed to walk the course alongside the players, thus giving Yeomans an up close and personal vantage point. “Being present at the 2009 Walker Cup was one of the more rewarding golf experiences I have had in my life. Having had the opportunity to play with Peter several times this summer I began to see a different player and a different person, both in good ways. For only 20 years old, I am amazed at how he carries himself, he possesses a presence with every move he makes. He played well this summer, highlighted by the Quarter-final run at the US Amateur, but what I saw the last two days at the Walker Cup was more impressive than anything I have ever seen. He was confident, he was resilient and you could tell he was so proud and excited to be part of Team USA. Who knows what will happen in the coming years, but one thing is for sure, what Peter accomplished, along with the rest of his teammates at the 2009 Walker Cup will forever be remembered for some truly great golf. Thanks for making us so proud Peter!”

Watch Peter’s 18-foot putt on No. 18 at Merion, which gave Team USA a 3-1 lead heading into the Saturday afternoon singles session.

Date: Wednesday, 28. October 2009 1:07
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